Sandy beach
Cliff jumping
Hike-in Required
Sensitive Habitat
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Simply known as "The Big Rock," this massive boulder on the northwestern shore of Lake Cushman is one of Washington's best cliff jumping spots. With a maximum drop of approximately 17 feet, the height of the drop isn't necessarily intimidating, which makes this spot accessible to nearly everyone. That being said, The Big Rock is notorious for drawing a rather large crowd because of the approachable jump and the easy access from N Lake Cushman Road/NF-24. Get there before lunch on a weekday, however, and you'll likely have the rock to yourself.

Want to avoid the crowds of the The Big Rock? Head east 0.7 miles to the North Shore West swimming beach or an additional 0.9 miles to North Shore East swimming beach and your odds of having more a more tranquil lakeside experience are pretty good.

Logistics + Planning

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass


17-foot drop into deep water.


Often very crowded.


Sensitive Habitat


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Nearby Lodging + Camping


The people trying to go to Lake Cushman Party Rock are getting incorrect directions from Google Maps. The correct address is: Lake Cushman Party Rock
13380 N Lake Cushman Rd
Hoodsport, WA 98548
The cliff jumping spot was awesome. We decided to test the water first to check both depth and temperature before jumping and then talked to some other people who had just finished jumping to figure out where the best spot was. We surprisingly had the rock mostly to ourselves and got to spend quite a bit of time swimming around and cliff jumping. Great spot.
Really good spot. Directions are very accurate.
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